As Hurricane Dean Approaches

Hurricane Dean continues it’s track towards landfall on the Yucatan. The latest models show it scooting a bit south of us, but just a slight change in it’s course could bring us full force hurricane winds. So we are preparing the house as if we will be hit full on.

I’ve been spending far too much time writing for the Hurricane Cancun blog, but it’s rewarding because it’s gotten over 11,000 unique visitors just TODAY! Impressive! Steve, the owner of that site, is the local SEO God (that’s Search Engine Optimization for those of you who don’t know)!

Blogging about the hurricane gives me something to do with all this nervous energy. I can’t settle into much of anything with this hurricane bearing down on us. But blogging and preparing the house, I can do those things.

So I’m off now to finish up my backyard preparations. Our garden back there is overgrown, so I’m trimming trees with the hope that if they are smaller they will get less badly damaged in high wind.

Then I’ll re-attack the front garden, which is MORE overgrown than the backyard. The ficus there has already been chopped a lot, but needs more, and the bugambilias there grow several inches a day sometimes so they always need some chopping back.

I’ll also be bringing in all of the terra cotta suns we have hanging outside the house. At last count there were about 10 of them on the walls outside, but I’ll take them down so they don’t become projectiles when the wind hits.

And I’ll need to drag the lawn furniture into the dining room at some point. But I need to be careful not to let out the cats, one of whom is DYING to get out (he’s ready to rip through the window screen to get out, the little shit).

Then I’ll be back to upload my clients’ files to their own servers, and after that I’ll back up this infernal machine.

Plenty to do still, but I’ve been drinking lots of Celestial Seasonings green tea with caffeine in it, so I’m raring to go!

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